Upcoming Event

CLIMATE CHANGE: RESPONSE AND RESILIENCE LEADERSHIP FORUM
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | Columbia University Faculty House | New York

Our Forum will include these panel discussions:

Higher Seas, Higher Ground? Assessing Flood Risk in Today's World
Panel 1
  • Matt Chamberlain, Consulting Actuary – Property & Casualty, Milliman
  • Jessie Ritter, Director Water Resources & Coastal Policy, National Wildlife Federation
  • Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, Finance Division, Columbia Business School
  • David I. Maurstad, Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance & Mitigation,
    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Chief Executive, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Where There's Smoke, There's Fire: Wildfire Risk in the 21st Century
Panel 2
  • Robert Field, Associate Research Scientist, Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics,
    Columbia University
  • Roy Wright, President & CEO - Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS)
  • RJ Lehmann, Director – Finance, Insurance & Trade, R Street
  • John Huff, CEO, Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers (ABIR)
Hurricane Force or a Force for Change? The Impact of Severe Storms on Coastal Communities
Panel 3
  • Chia-Ying Lee, Assistant Research Professor - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • Jane Gilbert,Chief Resilience Officer, City of Miami
  • Peter Sousounis, Director - Climate Change Research - AIR
  • Dail Rowe, Senior Scientist & Regional Manager- Weather Predict Consulting
From One Extreme to Another: What do Higher Temperatures Mean for the Global Population?
Panel 4
  • Peter S. Dailey, Vice President – Model Development, Risk Management Solutions
  • Arlene Fiore, Professor Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences – Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • Radley Horton, Professor Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences – Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
  • Darby Jack, Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University
Ready, Set, Go: The Role of Government in Preparing for Major Disasters
Panel 5
  • Ben Diamond, Florida House of Representatives – 68th District
  • Daniel Dietch, Mayor, Town of Surfside, Florida
  • Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice & Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
  • Nora Ostrovskaya Acting Senior Director, MTA HQ Office of Strategic Initiatives
  • Eric Wilson, Deputy Director, Land Use and Buildings, NYC Mayor's Office of Resiliency (MOR)
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ARTICLES

"Federal aid is reaching storm-damaged communities too late", by Sylvester Turner and Marion McFadden, Opinion Contributors,The Hill – October 3, 2019
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"Investors Betting Against U.S. Mortgage Market Are Banking on Mispriced Flood Risk", by Kate Duguid, Insurance Journal – October 3, 2019
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"Banks increasingly unload flooded-out mortgages at taxpayer expense", by Rachel Koning Beals, Market Watch – October 2, 2019
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"Post-Katrina flood zone changes leave New Orleans in "terrible situation"", by Bethan Moorcraft, Insurance Business America – October 2, 2019
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"U.S. taxpayers are at risk for homes threatened by climate change", by Irina Ivanova, Rachel Layne, CBS News – October 2, 2019
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"Climate change means the government faces more costs from natural disasters. If only it admitted it.", by Malka Older, NBC News – October 1, 2019
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"Moisture from a former tropical storm presents flood threat from New Mexico to Michigan", by Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post – October 1, 2019
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"Hurricane Lorenzo Has Broken Records in the Atlantic", by Jacey Fortin, New York Times – September 30, 2019
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"Billion-dollar storms could lead to the next housing crash, experts warn - and big banks have adopted the same worrisome strategy as last time", by Aria Bendix, Business Insider- September 29, 2019
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"U.S. Private Flood Insurance: The Journey to Build a New Market", by Nancy Watkins and David D. Evans, Insurance Journal – September 27, 2018
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"Mortgage Lenders Are Shifting Climate Risks Onto Taxpayers, Study Finds", by Christopher Flavelle, New York Times - September 27, 2018
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"The Storm of the Century Could Soon Happen Every Year", by Linda Poon, City Lab – September 26, 2019
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"Imelda, Florence, Harvey: Bigger Rains and Bigger Floods", by Joel Scata, NRDC – September 24, 2019
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"How not to build back after disasters", by Katrin Park, Opinion Contributor, The Hill – September 19, 2019
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"We cannot plan for disaster recovery based on unpredictable federal aid", by Jeff Schlegelmilch, Opinion Contributor, The Hill - September 19, 2019
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"Going Under: Post-Flood Buyouts Take Years to Complete", by Anna Weber, NRDC - September 12, 2019
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"Climate change poses major risk to flood insurance program, experts warn", by James Jarvis, The Hill - September 12, 2019
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"Innovative insurance firm competes, partners with government on flood coverage", by Brian Hartz, Business Observer - September 12, 2019
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"We're not equipped to handle the financial reality of today's storms", by Rob Moore, Opinion Contributor, The Hill – September 11, 2019
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"The Aftermath of Hurricane Dorian: Southeast States 'Dodged a Bullet'", by Amy O'Connor, Insurance Journal – September 10, 2019
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"Researchers Predict '100-Year Floods' May Occur Annually Along Atlantic Coastline", by Theresa Pinto, Miami Beach Times – September 9, 2019
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"Can we stop subsidizing beach houses now?", Editorial, Washington Examiner – September 9, 2019
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"Almost 2 Million Homes Are at Risk From Dorian. Most Lack Flood Insurance.", by Christopher Flavelle, New York Times – September 6, 2019
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"Schumer Seeks Changes To National Flood Insurance Program", by Dave Lucas, WAMC – September 6, 2019
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